Overall Rating

Myoko Powder Tour

Myoko Powder Tour4.5/517
Myoko Powder Tour4.5 out of 5 based on 17 reviews
  • Recommend
    94%
  • Would Revisit
    88%
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Myoko Powder Tour - Reviews

Myoko Powder Tour - Reviews

Myoko Powder packages

Waz@Oz16/04/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Customer Age
    36-50
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Month Visited:
    February

Myoko Powder packages

Waz@Oz16/04/2019
Riding the Single at Madarao-Tangrem
Suginohara on a Bluebird after new snow
Akakura with POW
Great food and experiences - Okonomiyaki direct on Teppan grill.
And don't miss going to the Hokusai Museum!!
Myoko (Akakura Onsen) still retains an authentic feel so that visitors will have a great "Japan" experience. We first went there in 2014 (it had few Westerners then) and re-visited again recently in February 2019, with "Powder Recon", who we highly recommend to anyone. Powder Recon are long term residents of Akakura, have their own Office-Cafe, have a mix of Western & Japanese local staff, and so they know the area better then anyone.....they even have their own Lodge. They have a "we can help you with anything" attitude, but are conscious of your safety and pay attention to your skiing ability. My wife didn't want to do more adventurous skiing one day, and she was guided individually (thanks Maria!) on piste runs. You will experience great value for money, with their all inclusive packages, but the flexibility to go out and mix up your dining in nearby local restaurants and bars, from Japanese to Korean (and Western) cuisine to choose from. We prefer the half day guiding they offer as it allows you the flexibility to mix who you want to ski with in the afternoon, after having been shown around the ski-resorts....and it brings the fee they charge down considerably from other Tour operators. We've toured with many different guides and Tour Operators, and even though we have done all the Tours that Powder Recon provide, we are doing them again.

Myoko Powder Tour

Hamish Matheson21/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Customer Age
    36-50
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Month Visited:
    February

Myoko Powder Tour

Hamish Matheson21/02/2019
Fantastic tour, cant say enough about Powder Recon and the team. We hardly lifted a finger the entire trip and they got us to the best powder over the week. The guides knew where the hidden powder spots were.

Bandai Odyssey

Anna31/01/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Customer Age
    36-50
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Month Visited:
    January

Bandai Odyssey

Anna31/01/2019
I enjoyed the Bandai Odyssey experience.

Great Snow; Great Operation

Chip Burgess07/02/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Customer Age
    51-70
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Month Visited:
    January

Great Snow; Great Operation

Chip Burgess07/02/2018
My son and I just spent a week with Powder Recon in Myoko. It was an amazing trip. The Lodge was comfortable and had a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The guides were all excellent at finding hidden stashes of untracked powder, even days after the last dump.

Powder Recon January 2017

James15/02/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Customer Age
    51-70
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    N/A
  • Month Visited:
    January

Powder Recon January 2017

James15/02/2017
Staff was great, without exception. Snow was abundant. Terrain was mediocre at best. The combination of mediocre terrain and limited lifts doom this to a mediocre experience at a high price.

Best Holiday Ever!

paul @ nina14/02/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Customer Age
    36-50
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Month Visited:
    February

Best Holiday Ever!

paul @ nina14/02/2017
/totally awesome, couldn't recommend enough!

Bandai with Powder Recon

Amelia30/01/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Customer Age
    36-50
  • Rider Level
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Month Visited:
    January

Bandai with Powder Recon

Amelia30/01/2017
I recently got back from skiing for a week with Powder Recon in Alts Bandai. They are awesome, and so is the place. They have several guides that will take people to the places that suit their skill level and they make sure that everyone visits all the places. I went to Alts Bandai, Inawashiro, Nekoma and Gran Deco. I loved loved them all.

When I got there I realized that my skill level was way below what is probably their average customer, but they were accommodating and we also had a guide (Bonnnie, who is super nice, professional and I am grateful that she took me down places I would have never gone down on my own) that took us down the runs and not through the trees. If you are a skillful skier this must be an amazing experience because the staff really knows the area and seems to be really on top of taking good skiers to interesting places. For those of us who stayed on piste, sometimes they are completely empty. The place is not crowded at all, not even on weekends.

The hotel is also wonderful. Theres a buffet for breakfast and dinner with great variety, but it does not change. The place is not touristy so maybe there is less English than in other places, so sometimes you need to think about being understood, but the staff is very nice. The onsen is amazing, and when you are done there's a freezer with delicious popsicles outside.

There is no need to bring much clothes because the hotel gives you a robe and pants that you can wear while you're in the hotel.

I have nothing but good things to say about the place and the company.

great snow at less visited place

Andrew Chan11/04/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Customer Age
    18-35
  • Rider Level
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Month Visited:
    March

great snow at less visited place

Andrew Chan11/04/2016
We went with Powder Recon in late March 2016. All the pre departure info was good with easy to follow instructions on how to get to Myoko from Tokyo.

Everything was pretty smooth and the accom we stayed in Hotel Taiko was really nice, good size room (bring some cereal/bars though) as the breakfast is a bit samey after a week.

Our guide Taku was great and took us to some nice spots in the trees/ off piste where we got some nice powder at 4 different resorts in the area. It was reassuring having someone show us round the different mountains.

Myoko is a pretty quiet place, not a party town which suited us, plenty of choice for dinner. Good variety of runs which were near empty during the week and the snow quality when we were there was awesome.

Myoko

uli05/03/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Customer Age
    51-70
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Month Visited:
    February

Myoko

uli05/03/2016
great people, they look after you...

Myoko Kogen semi guided package

Peter Botterill03/02/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Customer Age
    51-70
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Month Visited:
    January

Myoko Kogen semi guided package

Peter Botterill03/02/2016
We have just returned home from the Myoko Kogen area.
The owner Bryce is a great operator. Despite a hotel that went broke before we arrived,  and Myoko had the worst season for 35 year, our group (13 in number) ended up with fantastic accommodation, skied fresh powder 6 out of 9 days. A credit to Bryce and his team.
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